India reports 9,629 fresh coronavirus cases

India witnessed a jump in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, recording 9,629 fresh cases of the infection in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

According to the Health Ministry data, the death toll rose to 5,31,398 with 29 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours. Of the 29 deaths — six were reported in Delhi, three each in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, two each in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and one each in Odisha, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. Ten deaths were reconciled by Kerala.

The number of active cases stood at 61,013. Active caseload comprises 0.14% of the total Covid-19 cases.

The Health Ministry said that 11,967 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of people who have recuperated from the disease to 4,43,23,045.

The national recovery rate stood at 98.68% while the case fatality rate was pegged at 1.18%.